cuisinart coffeemaker http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/8332/all en-US The 5 Best Coffeemakers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-coffeemakers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-coffeemakers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000004540103Small.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="174" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently, I shared what I considered to be the <a title="The 5 Best Coffee Grinders" href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-coffee-grinders">best coffee grinders</a> available for purchase. Now that you hopefully have the tool necessary to grind your coffee at home, it's time to look into the right coffeemaker to brew that cuppa you wake up to in the morning. (See also: <a title="Better Brewing: 12 Ways to Make Coffee at Home" href="http://www.wisebread.com/better-brewing-12-ways-to-make-coffee-at-home">Better Brewing: 12 Ways to Make Coffee at Home</a>)</p> <h2>What Is a Coffeemaker?</h2> <p>A coffeemaker is (obviously) a cooking appliance that is used to brew coffee. There are many different types of coffeemakers that utilize different brewing methods, but the one that we are going to focus on is the most common &mdash; drip coffeemakers. A drip coffeemaker works by placing the coffee grounds in a filter inside a funnel. Water is poured into a separate container, heated to the boiling point, directed into the funnel and then allowed to drip through the coffee grounds, essentially turning into your cup of coffee.</p> <h2>Best 5 Coffeemakers</h2> <h3>Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047Y0UQO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0047Y0UQO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidewid-20"><img width="159" height="200" align="right" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/MrCoffeeBVMC-SJX33GT.jpg" /></a>A Consumer Reports Best Buy, CR cites the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047Y0UQO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0047Y0UQO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidewid-20">Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT</a> to be one of the most highly recommended drip coffeemakers they've tested. Users agree, stating that its removable filter helps make it easy to clean and that it produces high quality, hot coffee. This Mr. Coffee can make up to 12 cups of coffee in a single brew and has a pause-and-serve feature that allows you to pour a cup of coffee while the machine is still brewing. Finally, it can take both glass and thermal carafes &mdash; if you're using glass, it can keep your coffee hot for two additional hours. Currently $39.99 on Amazon.</p> <h3>Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005IBX9/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00005IBX9&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidewid-20"><img width="185" height="200" align="right" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/CuisinartDCC-1200.jpg" /></a>Another user favorite, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005IBX9/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00005IBX9&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidewid-20">Cuisinart DCC-1200</a> has a brewing capacity of 12 cups and comes with a number of features to help facilitate the creation of your coffee. The quality of the coffee that comes out of this Cuisinart is highly rated, helped in no small part by the charcoal filter inside the coffeemaker that filters chlorine out of the water that goes into your coffee. The brew-pause feature on this Cuisinart allows you to remove the carafe for up to 30 seconds to pour yourself a cup before brewing has completed. Finally, the DCC-1200 contains a 24-hour advance start, automatic shutoff, and small-batch features. Currently $75.00 on Amazon.</p> <h3>Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IR4W7W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B005IR4W7W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidewid-20"><img width="147" height="200" align="right" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/CuisinartDCC-3000.jpg" /></a>Highly recommended by Consumer Reports, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IR4W7W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B005IR4W7W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidewid-20">Cuisinart DCC-3000</a> is built with its own 12-cup coffee reservoir, allowing you to brew and dispense coffee without the use of a carafe. With a push of a lever, the DCC-3000 dispenses one cup at a time and contains an easy-to-read gauge that tells you how much coffee is left. The DCC-3000 contains all of the features found in the DCC-1200, including the programmable 24-hour advance start, auto shutoff, and small-batch settings. Finally, both its coffee and water reservoir are removable for easy cleaning. Currently $91.50 on Amazon.</p> <h3>Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer &mdash; Single Serve and 12 Cup Coffeemaker</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004O0AOMQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004O0AOMQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20"><img width="182" height="200" align="right" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/HamiltonBeachTwoWayBrewer.jpg" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004O0AOMQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004O0AOMQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20">Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer</a> allows coffee lovers to brew their coffee in one of two ways &mdash; into a traditional glass carafe that can hold up to 12 cups of coffee, or as a single cup serving. A &quot;carafe side&quot; and a &quot;single-serve side&quot; lets you choose how much coffee you want to make in that session. Other features of the Two Way Brewer include 24-hour advance start, 2-hour automatic shutoff, brew strength selector with choices between Regular and Bold flavor, and a packaged 14 oz. stainless steel travel mug. Currently $77.49 on Amazon.</p> <h3>Cuisinart DCC-2800 Perfec Temp 14 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006P1JRIY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B006P1JRIY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20"><img width="152" height="190" align="right" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/CuisinartDCC-2800.jpg" /></a>Another coffeemaker recommended by Consumer Reports, the primary feature of the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006P1JRIY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B006P1JRIY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20">Cuisinart Perfec Temp</a> is the advanced heater design that brews higher temperature coffee than what most other coffeemakers produce. This Cuisinart also comes with brew strength control and a brew pause feature. Currently $96.37 on Amazon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And with that, you should have all the necessary ingredients to begin making the perfect cup of coffee right at home. As always, be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jeffrey-pu">Jeffrey Pu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-coffeemakers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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Every time I see one, I feel a pang of sadness over all those Christmas turkeys that will be unwrapped come Dec. 25. The gifts about which the giver was so excited, but which give the recipient nothing but frustration and disappointment.</p> <p> I thought about buying that particular coffeemaker earlier this year when a heavy can fell off a shelf and chipped the water reservoir on our old maker. (Philip -- there&#39;s at least one downside to <a href="/huge-tax-free-investment-returns">stockpiling</a> kitchen staples!) I love red Cuisinart products and I have always been annoyed by the coffee dust that ends up here and there when you transfer the grounds from the grinder to the coffeemaker. A coffeemaker that grinds the beans inside with no muss no fuss -- it sounded great.</p> <p>However, once I read the <a href="http://www.epinions.com/Cuisinart_Grind_and_Brew_Coffeemaker_DCG_500BK_Small_Appliances/display_~reviews">reviews of the product</a> on <a href="http://www.epinions.com">Epinions</a>, I bought a different machine. While a few people loved the Grind &amp; Brew, enough people said it was a pain in the neck that I knew I didn&#39;t want it at any price, much less the extra 50 bucks it cost over most decent coffeemakers. </p> <p>One reviewer said &quot;<span class="rkr">It literally has 7 separate removable parts that you must take out and thoroughly scrub clean between each pot of coffee ... </span><span class="rkr">Reassembly is a bit frustrating as well…you have to put each part PRECISELY in it’s place and you have to be dead on target.&quot; I am not a person who likes to clean or assemble anything, ever, so I knew right off the Grind &amp; Brew was not for me. Nor would I give it to most anyone I know as a gift.</span></p> <p>I imagine that retailers -- especially discount places like Aldi, where I saw the Grind &amp; Brew advertised -- are able to unload a lot of products that look good but don&#39;t work well during the holidays. After all, people are a lot less likely to march into the store and return something when they didn&#39;t pay for it to begin with and may not have the receipt. While the stress of the holidays may prompt you to grab and buy without doing any research, let the thought of Christmas joy dissolving into disappointment be a jolt to your conscience.</p> <p>So here are some links for quick and easy ways to research that gift idea before you wrap it up:</p> <p><a href="http://www.epinions.com">Epinions</a> -- Users review everything including electronics, toys and books. It even has a <a href="http://www.epinions.com/gifts?tab=1">Gifts</a> section with perfumes, flowers, watches and wines.</p> <p><a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/?tag=hd_ts">CNET</a> -- The authority on electronics, with professional and user reviews of cameras, computer, TVs and the like. Especially helpful are the site&#39;s boiling each product down to a single rank number and its ability to compare multiple items all on one page.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com">Amazon</a> -- Even if you&#39;re not shopping online, it&#39;s a good idea to look up your target product on a major retailer site such as Amazon, where others who bought the same thing will share their views. And by the way, check out this <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3QR3AC2WXWHIT/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm/">amusing review</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm">Consumer Reports</a> -- The best stuff is for members only, but its worth the investment, especially since you can join for one month for just $5.95. Holiday-related reviews featured on the site right now include GPS systems and sparkling wines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.angieslist.org">Angie&#39;s List</a> -- This fantastic resource is more for home services and contractors. However, in the Chicago area it has several categories of shop and business reviews helpful to Christmas shoppers: <a href="http://www.angieslist.com/AngiesList/MyAngie/CheckTheList/CategoryRequestResults.aspx?cat=71&amp;gr=3.5&amp;mile=10&amp;coup=1&amp;zip=&amp;city=">gifts</a>, <a href="http://www.angieslist.com/AngiesList/MyAngie/CheckTheList/CategoryRequestResults.aspx?cat=29&amp;gr=3.5&amp;mile=10&amp;coup=1&amp;zip=&amp;city=">bicycles</a> and <a href="http://www.angieslist.com/angieslist/MyAngie/CheckTheList/Default.aspx">massage therapy</a>, for example. Angie&#39;s List is a paid service, but I can almost guarantee that you will use it all year. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/avoid-the-gift-that-belly-flops">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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